Dr Gabriela Toledo-Ortiz

Lecturer in Plant Science

Research Overview

Gabriela is a Plant Molecular Photobiologist interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms that allow plants to adapt their growth and development to changing environments.

In particular Gabriela has focused in characterizing the molecular components that integrate light and temperature signals for the control of photosynthesis.

Regulation of carotenoid biosynthesis by shade relies on specific subsets of antagonistic transcription factors and cofactors
Bou-Torrent, J., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Ortiz-Alcaide, M., Cifuentes-Esquivel, N., Halliday, K.J., Martinez-García, J.F., Rodriguez-Concepcion, M. 11/2015 In: Plant Physiology. 169, 3, p. 1584-1594. 11 p.
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The HY5-PIF regulatory module coordinates light and temperature control of photosynthetic gene transcription
Toledo-Ortiz, G., Johansson, H., Lee, K.P., Bou-Torrent, J., Stewart, K., Steel, G., Rodríguez-Concepción, M., Halliday, K.J. 12/06/2014 In: PLOS Genetics. 10, 6, 14 p.
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Interaction of light and temperature signalling
Franklin, K.A., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Pyott, D.E., Halliday, K.J. 06/2014 In: Journal of Experimental Botany. 65, 11, p. 2859-2871. 13 p.
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Arabidopsis J-protein J20 delivers the first enzyme of the plastidial isoprenoid pathway to protein quality control
Pulido, P., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Phillips, M.A., Wright, L.P., Rodríguez-Concepción, M. 8/10/2013 In: Plant Cell. 25, 10, p. 4183-4194. 12 p.
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Protein phosphorylation regulates in vitro spinach chloroplast petD mRNA 3'-untranslated region stability, processing, and degradation
Vargas-Suárez, M., Castro-Sánchez, A., Toledo-Ortiz, G., González de la Vara, L.E., García, E., Loza-Tavera, H. 02/2013 In: Biochimie. 95, 2, p. 400-409. 10 p.
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Arabidopsis phytochrome a is modularly structured to integrate the multiple features that are required for a highly sensitized phytochrome
Oka, Y., Ono, Y., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Kokaji, K., Matsui, M., Mochizuki, N., Nagatani, A. 27/07/2012 In: Plant Cell. 24, 7, p. 2949-2962. 14 p.
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Subcellular sites of the signal transduction and degradation of phytochrome A
Toledo-Ortiz, G., Kiryu, Y., Kobayashi, J., Oka, Y., Kim, Y., Nam, H.G., Mochizuki, N., Nagatani, A. 10/2010 In: Plant and Cell Physiology. 51, 10, p. 1648-1660. 13 p.
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Direct regulation of phytoene synthase gene expression and carotenoid biosynthesis by phytochrome-interacting factors
Toledo-Ortiz, G., Huq, E., Rodríguez-Concepción, M. 22/06/2010 In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107, 25, p. 11626-11631. 6 p.
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Functional profiling reveals that only a small number of phytochrome-regulated early-response genes in Arabidopsis are necessary for optimal deetiolation
Khanna, R., Shen, Y., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Kikis, E.A., Johannesson, H., Hwang, Y., Quail, P.H. 09/2006 In: Plant Cell. 18, 9, p. 2157-2171. 15 p.
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The photomorphogenesis-related mutant red1 is defective in CYP83B1, a red light-induced gene encoding a cytochrome P450 required for normal auxin homeostasis
Hoecker, U., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Bender, J., Quail, P.H. 06/2004 In: Planta. 219, 2, p. 195-200. 6 p.
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Update on the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor gene family in Arabidopsis thaliana
Bailey, P.C., Martin, C., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Quail, P.H., Huq, E., Heim, M.A., Jakoby, M., Werber, M., Weisshaar, B. 11/2003 In: Plant Cell. 15, 11, p. 2497-2502. 6 p.
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The Arabidopsis basic/helix-loop-helix transcription factor family
Toledo-Ortiz, G., Huq, E., Quail, P.H. 08/2003 In: Plant Cell. 15, 8, p. 1749-1770. 22 p.
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Carboxyl-methylation of prenylated calmodulin CaM53 is required for efficient plasma membrane targeting of the protein
Rodríguez-Concepción, M., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Yalovsky, S., Caldelari, D., Gruissem, W. 12/2000 In: The Plant Journal. 24, 6, p. 775-784. 10 p.
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Prenylation of the floral transcription factor APETALA1 modulates its function
Yalovsky, S., Rodríguez-Concepción, M., Bracha, K., Toledo-Ortiz, G., Gruissem, W. 1/08/2000 In: Plant Cell. 12, 8, p. 1257-1266. 10 p.
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